Welcome to St Piran's Maidenhead
Pre-Prep (Reception, Yrs 1 & 2)
In the Pre-Prep department we have three classes of 18 children in each year: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Each class has a support assistant who works under the direction of the class teacher. The children follow a curriculum that is broad and balanced and incorporates the National Curriculum and in the case of the Reception classes, The Early Years Foundation.
We are able to offer children specialist teaching in French, art, music, games, swimming and ICT. The school's facilities include a Pre-Prep library, a sports hall, a swimming pool, a dance studio and art studio which children from Pre-Prep use weekly.
Music plays a very important part in the life of Pre-Prep with concerts performed to parents throughout the year. The Year 2 children are given the opportunity to learn to play the recorder.
Teachers regularly organise out of school visits to support the curriculum. Places visited include Warwick Castle, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Katesgrove Victorian School, Legoland, London Aquarium and The Planetarium. Every Christmas the Pre-Prep children are taken to the theatre to see a pantomime.
Through our lessons and daily acts of collective worship we offer the opportunity to consider the spiritual and moral side of life. We are a Christian school and actively encourage the children to follow a Christian ethos. Pre-Prep children attend the school Chapel regularly. We aim to develop the children academically, emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially so they are happy in school and motivated to learn. The Head of Pre-Prep is a member of the Senior Management Team in order to ensure that the younger children's needs are taken into account when whole school decisions are made.